7 last-minute gift ideas for Father’s Day, 2016

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The celebration of dads around the world takes place this year on 19th June, International Father’s Day. This is the day for all of us to appreciate our fathers and father figures, to shower them with love, hugs and gifts.

However, fathers can be notoriously difficult to shop for, especially if he’s the stoic kind. So we’ve done some thinking and came up with this list of gifts that we think would be great for just about anybody’s father:

1. Spotify subscription, RM15/month


Given that a Spotify account provides access to over 20 million songs, this is the perfect gift for the musical dad. He can enjoy songs from all genres, from the latest Justin Bieber hit he’s too embarrassed to admit he likes to songs that take him back in time like John Denver and the Rolling Stones.

Also, the recommendation feature on Spotify is an amazing tool to discover music. You can curate playlists around songs you love or let Spotify tailor a personalized playlist for you each week with the Discover Weekly feature.

Get it here.

2. Netflix subscription, from RM33/month


Now that Netflix is finally here in Malaysia, you can get your father hooked on Netflix original shows. You can choose the basic RM33 monthly subscription or splurge on the RM51 premium subscription.

Get it here.

3. Chrome cast with one-year iflix subscription, RM179



Another internet TV gift option is the locally-grown Iflix. When you purchase a Chromecast here, you’ll get an annual subscription to iflix, which means more marathons of dad’s favourite TV shows.

Get it here.

4. Gourmet cooking class, RM280

Nathalie Gourmet Studio

If your father loves cooking up a storm and fancies himself the next Masterchef, you could sign him up for a gourmet cooking class at Nathalie Gourmet Studio in Solaris Dutamas. Classes include learning to make macarons, Thai food, techniques of batter, cooking with a thermomix and more.

Get it here.

5. Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix 2016 tickets, from RM95

Formula1 race at the Sepang Circuit | Photo credit: CHEN WS /

The motorhead dads out there will surely enjoy a chance to watch the Formula 1 race when it happens in Malaysia on October. Ticket prices start from RM95 for hillstand seats, RM239 for a seat by Turn 7 on the track, or RM539 for a seat in the tower section.

If you really want to splurge, you can even get tickets for seats by the main straight section of the track for upwards of RM799.

Get it here.

6. Canon Selphy Compact Photo Printer, RM419

canon selphy


For the shutterbug, this gift is ideal. This mobile printer comes in handy for when your father wants an immediate copy of that picture perfect moment.

This model comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty.

Get it here.

7. Rent a boat: Sail, snorkel and fish, RM1,023/night

1. Boat

This Vagabond 47 Sailing vessel is available for rent through Airbnb. Sail, snorkel and fish through the day among the stunning islands of Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia. Chill on deck for an afternoon drink and enjoy the comfort of the 2 roomy en suite cabins.

Learn more here.

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